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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to a third of a billion dollars

December 1, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:39 PM

The Mega Millions jackpot continues to surge as it reached $333 million for Friday night’s drawing.

A North Carolina winner would have the choice of taking home the $333 million as an annuity or $172.3 million in cash.

Even though the jackpot remains up for grabs, North Carolinians are still taking home plenty of prizes. Tuesday night’s drawing had more than 20,000 total winners in the state.

The Mega Millions jackpot has been on a roll since two tickets in Florida and California split a $502 million jackpot in the Oct. 14 drawing. The odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

Players can buy Mega Millions tickets at any lottery retail location or through Online Play on the lottery’s website,, or with the lottery’s app, the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.


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12/03/2022 07:15 - Roger K.

Got one 3 dollar ticket last night, as usual, no wins! Trash it!

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12/02/2022 07:47 - Denver G.

Good morning LZ. Quick question. Can you Replay a LFL draw ticket or any other draw ticket in a lottery vending machine? I am getting tired of the attitude of CS in certain stores.NC Lottery
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12/01/2022 03:05 - Lela J.

Why is there only one winner on these huge amounts but split 164,000 cash 5 make it make senseNC Lottery
Hi there, Lela! The number of winners depends on the number of players that match all the numbers - so if multiple players win the top-tier prize, that prize is split among the winners!

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